Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
solar technology at a bay area airport will make your exit a whole lot faster. >>> why a bay area city wants to ban this type of a celebration. >> how a 100-year-old bay area woman proves it's never too late to buy a home. [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] the busy holiday travel sea new technology to help you t on, and off, planes more quickly. and it is also a w en." >>> new tonight, just in time for the busy holiday travel season, new technology can help you get on and off planes more quickly. it's also a whole new way to go agree. kpix 5 is live at with mark sayre. >> reporter: when you think of big operations at the airport, the term green does not come to mind, but alaskan airlines is testing a ramp powered entirely by the sun. >> reporter: with more passengers with more and more baggage, getting on and off the plane is can take longer. now alaskan airlines is testing a ramp that links to the back. >> the company is trying to reduce our emission, a
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
at hobby stores for some time now. but the challenge for amazon is to make sure its technology doesn't deliver a disaster. >> the hard part is putting in all the redundancy, all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, look this thing can't land on somebody's head. >> reporter: of course, the word drone usually stirs privacy fears. there was back latch when the alameda -- backlash when the alameda county officials were going to use one. there are already jokes going on about it. but they are here to stay. >> i know it can't be before 2015 because that's the earliest that we could get the rules from the faa. >> we actually had some fun playing with this one and a couple of stories we have done now. but you heard him say federal approval. the faa is working on guidelines for commercial drone use. he hopes that will be worked out by 2015. and he thinks his delivery drones may be in the air within four or five years. that's what he projects. >> i'm going to throw these out there because everybody is thinking about this right now. >> skeet shooting and theft. how do you regulate
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
crime. >> he's a brilliant guy, and i think a lot of people look at his brain child as a technology program that has brought the police strategy into the 21st strategy. >> reporter: was it worth the quarter of a million dollars contract to oakland. >> the fact that crime is trending down in the city. >> yes. >> reporter: in oakland, linda yee, kpix 5. >> the department is still being reviewed by the feds avena officers were accused of making false arrests and using excessive force. >>> if you went out for a quick bite to eat today, you may have found yourself in a protest. it's far beyond a single cheese burger. >> chances are you don't work in the fast food restaurant, but the forces driving today's protest, they affected all of us. >> reporter: from washington to denver to oakland, the message was the same. >> i work 40 hours a week plus, and i can't even make it for myself, let alone my child. >> they are no longer teenagers, they are major breadwinners for their families. >> reporter: it's part of a grim larger picture of the economy. >> they are bad jobs, most of them. the jobs
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
.a.p. in palo alto. a silicon valley forum designed for sports and technology and they were hanging on every word or should i say stat from a fella named steven bird. sports fans are tied to him indirectly. you cannot enjoy the nfl, nba, major league baseball, without his company. the stats pipeline. and bird as executive vice president is the ringmaster. >> the more we have given people the more they want, the faster we give it to them the faster they want. i remember when you had to wait for fantasy scores until the next day. fantasy sports is the original social network on the internet. i mean, that's what people have gathered around and communicated over. >> reporter: the big networks, teams an events like the olympics have bought in. content, numbers, in-game information from over 55,000 games a year with over 85 sports leagues. >> all of the leagues have invested heavily in the data collection but that has allowed then us to take that and deliver it to all the fans. >> reporter: did the 49ers win their last game? [ ding ] >> the 49ers out did the rams by a score of 23-13 last sunday.